AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEAGUE FOUNDING MEMBER

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEAGUE FOUNDING MEMBER

Post by kbcl1 » Tue May 17, 2011 12:16 pm

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEAGUE FOUNDING MEMBER

The autobiography of a founding member of the Celtic League will be launched this summer in Ireland to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the organisation.

`La Maison' in Connemara' by Yann Fouéré will be launched at The Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway on 3rd July, with further plans for it to be launched at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth later in the year. The autobiography is set in the three Celtic countries of Breizh (Brittany), Cymru (Wales) and Éire (Ireland), where Mr Fouéré each spent varying amounts of time. Mr Fouéré first moved to Cymru from Breizh where he sought refuge after the war, along with many other Breton nationalists, before settling in Connemara, Éire.

In the book Mr Fouéré describes his life in the Celtic countries where he lived, but focuses on his life in Connemara where he built up a lobster and crayfish business and built a house for his family. The press notice with the book reads:

"This is a fundamental document on a part of history that is still often misunderstood. The author, Yann Fouéré, has written with much attention to detail and portrays a great love of Connemara and its people, and this book has been painstakingly translated from the original French by his daughter Rozenn Fouéré Barrett. Yann Fouéré celebrates his 101st birthday in Brittany this year!"

For readers who are interested in reading more about this period of history,`Fugitive Ireland: European minority nationalists and Irish political asylum, 1937 – 2008' by Daniel Leach was published in 2009 and highlights how many Breton nationalists were given temporary or permanent refuge in Ireland.

Yann Fouéré is only one of two founding members of the Celtic League who are still alive, Seamus Filbin from Scotland being the other member.

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Post by Cormorant » Wed May 18, 2011 11:03 pm

Did this bloke have anything to do with the Nazis?

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Post by P_Trembath » Wed May 18, 2011 11:58 pm

Cormorant wrote:Did this bloke have anything to do with the Nazis?
Read the book.
Everyone, Cornish or otherwise, has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small; no one is too old or too young to do something.

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Post by Anselm » Thu May 19, 2011 6:55 am

Wrap your brains round this one. What would be an appropriate response by the Cornish public?

'"We're all told you must go on holiday all the time and do all these other things," he complained. "There's more to be gained from teaching employees how to manage their money more effectively than giving them more money to mismanage."'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011 ... er-comment
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Post by CJenkin » Thu May 19, 2011 12:14 pm

Cormorant wrote:Did this bloke have anything to do with the Nazis?
Did the Queen's uncle have anything to do with the Nazis or indeed half the British establishment?

It's easy to forget that many 'Brits' were well disposed towards Fascism before the war.

In contrast many 'celts' were aware that Hitler didn't consider them Aryan.

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Post by Cormorant » Thu May 19, 2011 1:52 pm

CJenkin wrote:
Cormorant wrote:Did this bloke have anything to do with the Nazis?
Did the Queen's uncle have anything to do with the Nazis or indeed half the British establishment?

It's easy to forget that many 'Brits' were well disposed towards Fascism before the war.

In contrast many 'celts' were aware that Hitler didn't consider them Aryan.
He did, then.

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Post by Cormorant » Thu May 19, 2011 1:57 pm

We are past masters at Nazi denial

http://tinyurl.com/6k6z8ko

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Post by Marhak » Thu May 19, 2011 5:38 pm

No, we're not. The Bolithos of Trengwainton had von Ribbentrop as a house guest just before the war. He had eyes on St Michael's Mount for his very own if Germany won the war. The current High Sheriff of Cornwall is a Bolitho....

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Post by Cormorant » Fri May 20, 2011 12:22 pm

Almost, but not quite, Marhak.

The fact that Von Ribbentrop was the German Ambassador in London before the war seems to be missing from your reply.

The fact that your Breton friends were Nazi collaborators during the War is a fact. Which is why they went to Eire.

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sat May 21, 2011 8:16 pm

A quick reality check for Cormorant so that she/he can figure out whose side to be on TODAY : French fascists try to kill Breton antifa activist: http://thebretonconnection.blogspot.com ... ivist.html

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Post by Cormorant » Sat May 21, 2011 9:15 pm

You quote from a link to a pro-Breton nationalist site?

Concerning an alleged neo-Nazi attack by thugs?

Which proves just what?

The truth of the matter is that founders of the Celtic League were financed by the Nazis.


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Last warning Cormorant, either provide evidence of your accusations, or retract them.

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Post by Anselm » Sun May 22, 2011 12:13 am

Yn gwiryonedh, ny dall gul vri vyth a'n koyntwas na. Gis Goebbels usi ganso - an gow bras, arta hag arta.
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Post by Cormorant » Sun May 22, 2011 10:31 pm

Genocide in Cornsih?

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Post by CJenkin » Mon May 23, 2011 3:49 pm

I doubt Cormorant was alive in the 1940s or even knew any of the people concerned or indeed had any understanding of the way that the French state treated the Bretons. Some young Bretons believed they needed to take up arms in order to protect themselves from France just as the Irish had done against the British. On the principle that your enemy's enemy is your friend these Bretons made the mistake of siding with Germany. It's well to remember that not all germany's allies were fascist (soviet union for a start) and very few Breton's can be characterised that way. After the War the french state took the opportunity to revenge itself on the bretons and locked up tens of thousands of Bretons simply for being Breton some had even fought in the resistance to free France of the Nazis. It simply not as black and white as some people would like to make out - some of these Breton's joined the breton nationalist forces that were later absorbed by the SS - people make bad choices in war-time but I don't believe there is any evidence of Bretons complicit in genocide both France and Britain have a better track record in this department. Unlike Cormorant I have met one of the Bretons that fled Brittany after the war indeed it was Britain that gave him refuge (not a really bad Nazi then) and in fact even France pardoned him and most of the Breton 'collaborators' in the 1960s. Particularly as the numbers of Breton's were significantly lower than the numbers of French collaborators. Bretons also made up the largest single proportion of the Free French army so they have nothing to be ashamed of or indeed to all those left leaning members of the celtic league who have stood up consistently against imperialism and fascism since its foundation after the second world war.
As the Cornish have felt the full force of imperial attempts at genocide at work, I think it's fair to say that we would now oppose the genocide and ill-treatment of any people in the world.

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